Students Past and Present
What a joy and privilege it has been to work with AND learn from these talented individuals!
Lisa Moore (Blood and Glass)
Beatrice Deer (Beatrice Deer Band)
Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream)
Uniting Body, Mind and Voice
Styles taught: Classical/Opera, Musical Theatre, Commercial Contemporary Music.
I teach adults of all ages and levels.
Whether you are coming for professional development, or to enjoy the benefits of singing as a lifelong recreational activity I can help you attain one or more of the following goals:
- Prepare CEGEP, University or choral auditions
-Prepare for recording sessions, live shows and touring
- Develop a sound and reliable approach to singing
- Release muscular tension that is interfering with your singing
- Find your full true expressive voice
Since 1993, I have been teaching singers of all ages and levels. My approach to teaching singing is ever evolving as I continue to develop as a performer, teacher, and student of the voice. In individual and group lessons, I combine my more recent experience as an improviser, with my roots as a singer of popular, country, folk, and musical theatre, and 30 years of formal classical singing and training to meet the individual needs and artistic goals of each person I work with.
Individual voice lessons run 70 minutes, which generally allows us 60 minutes of solid vocal work.
Through structured vocal exercises I aim to help you:
Coordinate postural alignment and breathing for singing
Free unnecessary tension
Expand overall vocal range
Develop vocal ease and flexibility
Acquire clear, artistic and lyric diction
Develop a more focused and resonant timbre
Use your practice time efficiently
Develop reliable strategies for formal and/or informal performance
Learn how to warm up and cool down your voice
Develop overall musicality
Care for your voice in everyday life
When preparing repertoire I will offer you strategies to:
Apply vocal techniques learned to the pieces you are singing
Set goals and manage practice time efficiently
Memorize your music
Prepare and research your music
Sing lyrically in English, French, German, Italian and Latin